NO! Although we encourage Scottish clan membership for anyone with a Scottish heritage, anyone with an interest in Scottish or Celtic culture may join.
YES! The SASSNM is a tax deductible 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity organization.
As an all-volunteer organization, funds go directly into Celtic awareness events and Scottish educational outreach. We also give out scholarships for those learning how to share traditional Scottish culture. We host educational booths throughout the state. The SASSNM also gives small, one-time donations to charities such as:
YES! The St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico puts out a newsletter called the "Thistle Epistle". It is sent to paid members of the SASSNM. Usually, our newsletter goes out electronically; however, it can be printed on paper and mailed out when requested by a member.
Although the SASSNM is not connected to a National group, paid members have associate memberships with several other local non-profit groups that have a similar mission to ours. You will find links to these groups on our website's "CULTURE" page.